Sunday, April 15, 2012

TSA at Dulles Airport

First let me say that I am all for TSA and know the job they do is so needed.  I also understand if I have to go through second security.  I get it I really do.
What I don't get is the new set up at Dulles.  You have one line to put your bag, shoes, etc on the belt then there are two lines one goes through the full body scanner and the second is the old fashion detector.  Now, the problem with this scene is once you put your bags etc on the belt you lose sight of them until you are through.  Back in the old days you could keep your eye on the bag while you went through security.
Thursday the guy before me was having problems so we waited and waited until finally someone said, this is closed let them through.
Great, so I go through go to grab my purse only to find someone had their hand on , now here is where I can chose to look at it two ways.  The man turned and said is this yours? I said yes, thank you or I could look at it this way............was he going to take it? if I said NO?????
Who knows? All I know is that Dulles, figure out a way to make it so that one can keep their eyes on their bags.  That's it
Not asking for you to change anything, I don't care if I have to go through six levels of security....just let me keep my eyes on my bag!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

AT home AT last

Well, the week is over and yes, I am certified! woo hoo
There was one point I wasn't so sure I would make it but I sucked up the feedback and made it.  I just got home and what was waiting at my door????  My new sizzix eclips...I can't wait to play with it Sunday but now I am going to bed!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


This week we challenge you to try to do a ONE layer card or a Clean and Simple card/project.  For some of us this is almost impossible, for others this is a piece of cake.  Show off your projects and let us see that LESS is MORE!

Remember that for the entire month of April, we challenge you to create a project based on Becky Fleck's newly released Potpourri Die Set from Spellbinders and her coordinating Pagemap Sketch.  This is a completely different challenge, so you can now play more times with us here at CropStop's challenge blog!

Let's enjoy on how the team gives it a go to Clean & Simple.

April at Cropstop.

Welcome to CropStop's April, Spellbinder/Becky Fleck Challenge!  For the entire month of April, we challenge you to create a project based on Becky Fleck's newly released Potpourri Die Set from Spellbinders and her coordinating Pagemap Sketch.  
Coordinating Pagemap

We know you don't have Becky's new die set yet, but we want to see what you can do with her Pagemap and make your project look similar.  If you happen to have the die set already, that is awesome!  You will have the entire month of April to create and link your project for the opportunity to win Becky's Potpourri
Die Set from Spellbinders.  Just follow the rules below and link your project to this post by the challenge deadline.

1.  Use the link tool at the bottom of this post to link your entry.  Limit of 3 entries, please.
2.  Your project must be newly created for this challenge. No back posting to prior projects.
3.  Your project must follow Becky's Pagemap Sketch to qualify.
4.  All projects must be linked to this post by the deadline of April 30th, at 11:59 A.M. ET in the US.

Here's some inspiration from our CropStop Creative Team!

 Vicki's card uses: Becky Fleck/Spellbinder Potpourri DieSpellbinder Nested PennantSpellbinder Lacey Nested Pennant;  Spellbinder Grand Standard Circle;Tsukineko Rich Chocolate InkGlu Glider Pro

 Lisa's card uses: Memory Box Woven CircleSheer Ombré ribbonDew Drop's Hardy Ivy.

 Carina used the Pagemap for a 2 page layout by flipping the sketch for the second page.

Nancy's card uses:  Spellbinder Becky Fleck Office Supply;  Spellbinder Label OneMemory Box Pinwheel PosiesMartha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Copic Markers;Ranger Diamond SticklesTim Holtz Tonic Studio ScissorsHoneybee 5" Scissors;Scor TapeScotch Foam Mounting Tape

Visit the CropStop Store to purchase the newly featured Spellbinder/Becky Fleck Die Set.  Grab the April discount code from the blog sidebar for 10% off your purchase $30 or more. Challenge.  Please enter your DIRECT link into inlinkz.

I just have to share

So, Rick ( darling husband) has had the patience of a saint when it comes to me and my art.  There have been weekends he hasn't seen be because I go into the studio in the morning with a cup of coffee and don't leave until it is time for Dinner that he made and then I may go back into the studio for a few more hours. So, what does a guy do if he wants to see his wife? He creates art with her.  Rick is doing some Steampunk Art and here is the start of something that is sure to be amazing.  I will post pictures when he is done creating his master piece.  

Random Art

This was a card for CropStop using ovals 

 This was a card for Cropstop using a sketch
 I love this little lady and my new favorite die has to be this window die
 This tag was for bright and sunny.
This canvas is going to Patti for our bi-monthly swap this time the inspiration was time.  I will post a picture of what she sent me...OMG is all I am saying.  I loved it
 Finally this is a Becky Fleck sketch challenge.